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#1 goldcoaster

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

I'm afraid I have to agree, he's far too good to be playing Championship footy. He was one of the main reasons we won the league in 09. Last year I thought he was class, and I was very shocked when released by Wakefield.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.


We're a bit better than park footy you know

Andy Ellis had offers from several SL sides, but chose to come to Fev, he's one of our full timers (works for the club's community dept).

Bloody good player too, was simply awesome last week. I guess he chose us because he wanted to play for a winning team, under an amazing coach.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.

good knowledge about Andy, distinct lack of knowledge about featherstone rovers. no disrespect.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

Perhaps if you spoke to him he would tell you that the Fev club is as good as some of the S/L clubs at the bottom end and the set up is just as good with better coaching staff. When players choose championship clubs before S/L clubs it make you wonder what's gone wrong in the game

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.


Gold coast who?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.

indeed the anti-Aussie bias on here is inexplicable.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Perhaps if you spoke to him he would tell you that the Fev club is as good as some of the S/L clubs at the bottom end and the set up is just as good with better coaching staff. When players choose championship clubs before S/L clubs it make you wonder what's gone wrong in the game


The answer is clearly that nothing has gone wrong wit the game. As we are frequently told, your club is aiming for SuperLeague, fully aware of what it has to do to get there and is putting everything in place to do that. The questionshould be " why wouldn't someone want to join such a well run, well funded forward looking and ambitious club?"

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.

Respect?
Andy is at a great club with not only a long rich history but a hugely successful present (look at the records the last four years or so) and plans and ambition for the future. Andy is working full time, doing a smashing job, more than that he's playing well and is appreciated by an ever growing host of Fev fans.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

To be honest i don't believe Agar rates the lad. I would've like to have seen him remain at the club but the guy who makes the decisions didn't. The distribution from acting half is noticeably slower this year but that said Aiton offers plenty too. He's good enough to be playing SL but if he's found somewhere he's happy who are we to argue.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

I meant no disrespect to Fev. As a 2nd tier club, they are one of the best. But they are still 2nd tier, like the Qld cup (which is referred to as 'Park Footy' in Aus - sorry if the term caused offence).

But the UK's best talent should be playing in the top-tier comp. how was he not picked up by a club like Salford? IMO, he should be still playing SL
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I meant no disrespect to Fev. As a 2nd tier club, they are one of the best. But they are still 2nd tier, like the Qld cup (which is referred to as 'Park Footy' in Aus - sorry if the term caused offence).

But the UK's best talent should be playing in the top-tier comp. how was he not picked up by a club like Salford? IMO, he should be still playing SL


Several SL clubs came in for him but he wanted to join us as we were willing to pay him more.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

I was watching the Wakefield game, and wondered where Andy Ellis was. Then I found out he'd gone to semi-pro footy with Fev. How could this happen? The guy is a gun player and is superb out of dummy-half. IMO, he was a major contributor to Wakeys great run of form at the back-end of last season.

Even if he was surplus to requirements at Wakey, surely with clubs like Salford and Cas unable to find quality players, he would have landed a gig in the SL.

With all due respect to Fev, players of his quality shouldn't be consigned to park footy.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

I meant no disrespect to Fev. As a 2nd tier club, they are one of the best. But they are still 2nd tier, like the Qld cup (which is referred to as 'Park Footy' in Aus - sorry if the term caused offence).

But the UK's best talent should be playing in the top-tier comp. how was he not picked up by a club like Salford? IMO, he should be still playing SL


Youve obviously never been to Featherstone, its like Sydney only better.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

Just to be clear, is the Championship a meaningless competition without nothing to play for without promotion, or a meaningful enough competition that a good ambitious player would chose to play in it over Super League and be right to do so?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Youve obviously never been to Featherstone, its like Sydney only better.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Moron


Seems a bit harsh. Obviously it's not exactly the same as Sydney.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

I meant no disrespect to Fev. As a 2nd tier club, they are one of the best. But they are still 2nd tier, like the Qld cup (which is referred to as 'Park Footy' in Aus - sorry if the term caused offence).

But the UK's best talent should be playing in the top-tier comp. how was he not picked up by a club like Salford? IMO, he should be still playing SL


Do Qld cup teams have ambitions to part of the NRL?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

! am sure the likes of Scott Murrell, Andy Ellis, Martin Aspinwall, Sean Penkywicz, Luke Ambler could play at SL level but sadly there is not much money in SL and often players can earn more money having a day job and playing part time RUgby at Fev, Leigh, Halifax etc. Also a number of players have been caught out at clubs who have had money problems and may feel the insecure money offered in SL is not worth it. I would expect a number of SL players would struggle to get a mortgage or loan due to only having a 1 or 2 year contract which also likely is based on win bonus pay. Didnt Bryn Hargreaves mention this when he retired?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Seems a bit harsh. Obviously it's not exactly the same as Sydney.

tell me any place in the british isles that is.
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